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Hospitality and Catering - Advanced Diploma at University Academy Keighley

Course description

Diplomas are different to existing qualifications; they offer young people a fully rounded education, which combines theoretical and practical learning. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a brand new course that involves a range of Hospitality and Catering skills, including food preparation, cooking and food service. It will give you the knowledge and skills that you will need for college, university or work in an exciting, creative and enjoyable way.

Course content

The Diploma is a great new way of combining class work with hands on experience. This new qualification allows lots of opportunity to come into contact with people who are employed in this industry. Students will learn how to work with other people and express themselves confidently in a work environment by developing personal, learning and thinking skills.Learners studying for the Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Studies must achieve, the principal learning qualification, a project qualification, functional skills in English, ICT and Mathematics and any relevant combination of qualifications from additional and specialist learning that equals or exceeds 180 guided learning hours.The principal learning in the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Studies is made up from 10 units, all are mandatory. They are as follows; Investigating the Hospitality IndustryBuilding and Developing Effective Teams in HospitalityCustomer Service in HospitalityLegislation and Procedures in HospitalityFinance and Budgetary Control in HospitalityManaging People in HospitalityRunning a Hospitality BusinessManaging a Food Operation in HospitalityHospitality ServicesSales and Marketing in Hospitality


The Diploma is graded A*/A/B/CHow is the Diploma assessed?There are several ways this course can be assessedOral ExaminationTask-based controlled assessmentWork-based assessmentBy building a portfolio of evidenceCourseworkThrough a practical demonstrationSimulation activitiesPractical testProject workA written examination What can the student expect to achieve?The level 3 qualification is equivalent to 3 ½  A level awards (there is a level 3 progression award which is equivalent to 2 ½ A level awards)How will the student know s/he is achieving?One to one reviews of learning, reporting structure that happens once a term, written feedback in portfolio and coursework, feedback during practical sessions, feedback from employers and other partners engaged in the delivery.Will there be any cost to the students?Students will be expected to provide basic equipment, such as pens, pencils, paper. They will be expected to find some of their own resources for their practical sessions and portfolios. There may be a requirement to pay some travel costs if going out to employers’ premises for work experience opportunities.

Future opportunities

The qualification will provide opportunities for progression into employment within the Hospitality industry or progression onto higher education courses such as a degree in Hospitality Management. It offers excellent progression opportunities for future employment within the Hospitality and Catering sectors and related industries. This new course has been developed with the relevant employers and People 1st (the Skills Sector Council for Hospitality & Tourism)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years